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6 minutes | May 29, 2015
Nurse gets life in poisoning case 护士投毒案例
A nurse gets life imprisonment for poisoning her patients. And it wasn't a case of mercy homicide.Find out why she did it.一名护士毒杀病人获惩终身监禁。这不是一件慈悲杀人案件。她为什么....?
7 minutes | May 29, 2015
One thread connects two island nations 两个岛国一线牵
Britain and Japan may be miles apart culturally and geographically, yet they employ the same stratagem when it comes to their dealing with continental powers. In regards to East Asia, Britain's attitude is best illustrated by its lightning-fast decision to join the PRC-sponsored Asia International Investment Bank -- when it comes to her own interest, she has proven that she's no one's lackey.Japan is hampered by its inability to renounce its militarist past. This spells more trouble ahead for the island nation, for it's obvious that it has no strategic reserve to sustain a thermonuclear war.英国和日本文化虽然相差很大，然而他们与陆权打交道的时候雇用同一个战略。在东亚地区，英国以闪电般的速度决定加入中国主导的亚洲国际投资银行 — 最好地说明了其总体战略.
7 minutes | May 23, 2015
3000-Japanese group in China - 三千日人在中国研调访问
What are they doing in China -- 3000 of them organized into groups purportedly visiting Qing dynasty relics and surveying the investment climate in major cities of the nation? 这些日本人在中国做什么？3000人中有的据称正在研调中国主要城市的投资环境.真的吗？
6 minutes | May 23, 2015
Miniaturized Nukes in DPRK - 朝鲜已有小型化核武
Why China never sought to control North Korea's nukes is beyond my ken.By failing to rein in the hermit kingdom, China finds herself easily within harm's way of Kim's nukes, and what's worse is that these nukes are now miniaturized -- making them more deadly and untraceable.为什么中国从来没有试图控制朝鲜的核武发展?中国发现自己很容易被金正恩的核弹瞄准, 更糟糕的是现在这些核弹已经被小型化— 使他们更致命和无迹可寻。
6 minutes | May 16, 2015
Refugees in Mediterranean 何以多艘难民船沉在地中海?
Yes, we hear about boats sinking off the coast of Southern Europe, but recently there had been a spate of refugee ships sinking near their point of originRumor has it that it was Godzilla who did it.... 有传言说这是类似于日本电影中恐龙类食肉怪物做的"好事."Believe it or not.
7 minutes | May 16, 2015
70th Anniversary parade in Red Square 红场阅兵纪念70 周年意味着什么?
The 60th anniversary in 2005 commemoration was attended by most Western leaders, including Japan's Koizumi and German Chancellor Schroeder, and George W. Bush. Not the 70th.大多数西方领导人，包括日本的小泉和德国总理施罗德和甚至乔治 • W • 布什都出席 2005年红场阅兵纪念 60 周年。但这次没有几个西方与会者, 这意味着什么?
6 minutes | May 10, 2015
Back to Nepal — the tectonics of the Indian subcontinent
The Himalayas is the product of hundred-million years' of tectonic compression.Folklore has always associated earthquakes with the wrath of animalistic gods.So WHO do the locals believe to be the cause of the quake this time?
6 minutes | May 10, 2015
When does aping end and humanizing begin?
Recent news about animals getting sick because of inappropriate feeding by tourists means regulations are too lax in some parts of the world.It's not just DNA similarities, but emotional reactions too.Aping ends and humanizing begins when this happens.
6 minutes | May 3, 2015
What you should know about confrontations
Some folks will never listen to reason, so what do you do if you find yourself the victim of an unreasonable encounter?Just walk away. As simple as that. How do you know if he's not carrying a gun and ready to shoot at the drop of a pin?
6 minutes | May 3, 2015
Avoiding street violence and road rage
There are situations in life that you must tell yourself to grin and bear it.Road rage is one of these situations.Arguing with a traffic officer is another.Relax, just let it go. The most you want to pay for a rolling stop is a fine and not your life.
10 minutes | May 3, 2015
Nepal Quake and Study Tips
The Nepal Quake is wreaking havoc in the small nation. How is it going to address immediate concerns like shortage of daily necessities when aftershocks aren't uncommon?International aid is pouring in, but urban disasters are notoriously hard to manage.
5 minutes | Apr 27, 2015
Laid off at age 55 with an ailing wife
Christine's cousin has a big problem..Her cousin is about to be laid off after 25 years working at the same job.At 55, he faces unemployment and a wife in remission from a deadly disease.Listen to Christine's pangs of anguish in Shanghainese.
5 minutes | Apr 20, 2015
How much is enough to get by in 2015?
Christine is of the opinion that $70,000 isn't enough to get by in a major metropolitan city.Well she has a point -- her daughter can't buy a house big enough for four in Manhattan with less than $2 million.So everything really depends on where you live.
0 minutes | Apr 19, 2015
Explanation of our podcast routine in three Chinese dialects 5-10 minutes 2X per week
There are three major Chinese dialects that you need to be aware of, to say the least.All three use the same written script.New arrivals from China will also find news discussions in these podcasts useful for their own use.The first episode is in English.
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